Senator Richard Alloway II was elected to his first term in the Pennsylvania Senate in November 2008. After winning re-election in 2012, he is currently serving his second term representing the 33rd District, which includes all of Adams County and portions of Cumberland, Franklin and York Counties.
A strong advocate for smaller state government, Senator Alloway has supported passage of fiscally responsible state budgets that did not raise taxes on local families or businesses. He also sponsored legislation aimed at eliminating the inheritance tax.
In his first year in office, Senator Alloway worked to cut office expenses by more than $350,000 and continues to save taxpayer dollars by not accepting a per diem payment or mileage reimbursements for any mileage traveled within the 33rd Senatorial District.
Senator Alloway serves as Chairman of the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee, which oversees the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. As Chairman, he sponsored legislation that was signed into law to protect sportsmen by preventing dangerous violators from other states from receiving a hunting, fishing or trapping license in Pennsylvania. He authored a law creating a youth mentored hunting program to better educate the next generation of sportsmen, and he also was the prime sponsor of the law allowing the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to issue multi-year fishing licenses, providing added convenience and cost savings to state residents. The committee also held hearings throughout the state to determine the best ways to protect and conserve the state’s wildlife and aquatic resources.
In addition to addressing these sportsmen’s issues, Senator Alloway championed legislation expanding the Castle Doctrine self-defense law in Pennsylvania to ensure law-abiding gun owners have the right to defend themselves from criminals.
Senator Alloway’s other committee assignments include serving as Vice Chairman of the Senate Law and Justice Committee and as a member of the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, Judiciary, Majority Policy, Rules and Executive Nominations, and Transportation committees. He was also appointed to serve on the State System of Higher Education Board of Governors.
Prior to his election to the Senate, Senator Alloway served as a magisterial district judge for five years. Senator Alloway is a member of the National Rifle Association, Hamilton Township Ruritan, Franklin County Farm Bureau, Pleasant Hall Fire Company and Trinity Lutheran Church. He is a former member of the Franklin County Area Development Corporation and Downtown Chambersburg, Inc. He also served as President of the Greene Township and the Lurgan Township Lions Clubs.
A Franklin County native, Senator Alloway is a 1986 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Shippensburg University and graduated from Widener Law School in 2002. Senator Alloway and his wife Shannon are the proud owners of their three beloved dogs – Figgy, Sassy and Fritz.